25 years ago - The Times

Saturday, May 7, 1994

Malta stands firm against abortion in any form

Time will prove that Malta’s stand on abortion was right, Health Parliamentary Secretary John Rizzo Naudi said yesterday.

“Malta’s position in this respect is very clear, uncompromisingly and unequivocally against abortion in any form,” he said.

He was speaking at a joint obstetric and gynaecology meeting in Qawra.

Throughout the world between 40 million and 60 million abortions are estimated to be made annually, a recent World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva was told. These shocking figures, Prof. Rizzo Naudi said, also reveal how abortion is used as a means of birth control as well as by cultures that prefer male babies.

Malta to sign single court protocol

Malta’s representative to the Council of Europe Noel Buttigieg Scicluna will sign protocol No. 11 to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Strasbourg on Wednesday. The protocol, establishing the Single Court, is aimed at restructuring the control mechanism established by the Convention.

Half a century ago - Times of Malta

Wednesday, May 7, 1969

Prime Minister calls on Greece to choose

Dr G. Borg Oliver, the Prime Minister, yesterday called on Greece to choose between a quick return to democratic principles and practice or a quick decision to withdraw voluntarily from the Council of Europe.

Dr Borg Olivier was speaking during a debate on the situation in Greece in the Council of Europe meeting in London yesterday. The Prime Minister said he shared the concern expressed by the members of the committee and the Consultative Assembly about the unfortunate situation in Greece.

Bus stoppage 

The third day of the bus stoppage yesterday showed, if anything, a better organisation in the running of stop-gap services by trucks, vans and other vehicles. There were fewer irritating jams and not many people waiting at bus stops. The police, learning fast from the lessons of the previous day, had a better grip on the situation. Not only did they keep traffic flowing, particularly in the Ħamrun, Marsa and Pietà/Msida areas, but told off exuberant young men caught leaning out or hanging on to the sides of trucks carrying them home  during the lunch hour.

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